Monthly Archives: January 2012

Day Nine means we’re one-fifth there

Let’s start with a bit of trivia dedicated to other “One Fifths”: 1.  One fifth of the world’s oil supply passes through the Strait of Hormuz every day. 2.  One fifth of all mammals are bats. 3.  One fifth of students … Continue reading

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Is it still Day 8 if it’s past midnight?

Some of the most informative meetings I sit on are the Higher Ed Appropriations meetings.  Our chair, Sen. Steve Urquhart, has focused our attention so far this session on innovations in the field of higher ed.  Presentations from national leaders … Continue reading

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The weekend….everybody’s working for it.

This weekend brought an opportunity to participate in Utah’s new “Official Winter Sport” of skiing and snowboarding with my family.  Brighton was beautiful, the air was clear, there were some great runs, and of course they have the best cookies … Continue reading

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Four on the Floor

The 4th Day of the session finds most bills in 1st gear.  This is the stage where a lot of the work on bills is done that produces the momentum to take them through the next 2 gears and finally … Continue reading

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The “State of _____” Day

Governor Herbert gave his annual State of the State address tonite.  Read the text of his message here: http://www.utah.gov/governor/news_media/2012-state-of-state.html While that was happening (better planning next year, I promise), Rep. Jim Nielson, Senate Todd Weiler and I held our “State … Continue reading

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It’s all Education, all the time.

We had two great committee meetings today, both having to do with different aspects of education. First, in Higher Education Appropriations we had the privilege to hear from Clayton Christensen, author of “The Innovative University” and other books that challenge … Continue reading

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The 2012 Legislative Session Begins with…..the First Day!

The 2012 Legislative session began this morning at 10:00 am.  Here is the view from Victory Road as I was driving in to the Capitol earlier this morning….and yes, I did pull over to the side of the road to … Continue reading

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